• Reuters25 minutes ago

    After headguards, vests next on Olympic hit list

    By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Male boxers will step into the ring without headguards at the Rio Olympics for the first time since the 1980 Moscow Games, and their vests could be next on the hit list. "The removal of vests (from the ring) is a proposal we are looking at," a spokesman

  • Reuters26 minutes ago

    Facing the Motherland is bittersweet for China's emigres

    By Brenda Goh SHANGHAI (Reuters) - For former Chinese athletes that now compete for other countries' flags, an Olympic meeting with the Motherland at Rio de Janeiro will be bittersweet. Scores of China-born athletes have switched citizenship in the two decades since the Asian powerhouse returned

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